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Kuoni: New Board of Directors elected

The shareholders of the Kuoni<.> Group based in Zurich have approved all of the motions submitted by the Board of Directors. They have elected…

The shareholders of the Kuoni<.> Group based in Zurich have approved all of the motions submitted by the Board of Directors. They have elected Andreas Schmid as Chairman of the Board of Directors for a three-year term of office, as well as Wolfgang Beeser, Pierre Boppe, Nils Hagander, Andreas Heinze and David J. Schnell as members of the Board of Directors also for a term of three years. Heinz Muller was re-elected as member of the Board of Directors for a term of one year. The shareholders approved the motion submitted by the Board of Directors to omit the distribution of a dividend.



The 76th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd. took place on 15 May 2002, from 10.15 to 12.30, in the Kongresshaus, Zurich. 210 shareholders had followed the invitation to attend the meeting. The term of office of the Board members until the date of the meeting, namely Claudia Depuoz, Hans Eisenring, Gilbert Probst and Roland Rasi, expired as of the 2002 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. These Directors decided not to renew their mandates. As was announced earlier, Director Tommaso Zanzotto, whose term of office would not have expired until 2003, resigned from the Board of Directors effective the end of March 2002.



The following were elected members of the Board of Directors of Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd. for a three-year term of office:



Chairman:



Andreas Schmid (44, Swiss), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unique (Flughafen Zurich AG), and member of the Board of Directors of Adecco SA.



Members:



Wolfgang Beeser (60, German), former CEO and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Neckermann Reisen.

Pierre Boppe (54, Swiss and French), former CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, Ltd.

Nils Hagander (44, Swiss), former Senior Partner and member of the Board of Directors of McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Andreas Heinze (41, German), Member of the Management Board of the mobility provider Sixt AG.

David J. Schnell (54, Swiss), former CFO of Swisscom AG and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation.

Heinz Muller (65, Swiss 1 year term of office)), former Vice-Chairman and Chairman ad interim of the Board of Directors of Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd.



In response to a motion submitted by the Board of Directors at last year`s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the discharge from responsibility for the financial year 2000 was postponed to this year`s General Meeting. Today the shareholders discharged the Board of Directors from responsibility for the financial years 2000 and 2001. The motion submitted by the Board of Directors to omit the dividend was also approved by a large majority.

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